British Council - Word Family Framework
About What is the Word Family Framework (WFF)? The WFF is a searchable resource for teachers and learners of English that consists of over 22,000 vocabulary items arranged according to six levels aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference. What can the WFF be used for? 'Vertical searches' identifying all the vocabulary items at one CEFR level identifying all the items at several CEFR levels 'Horizontal searches' identifying the CEFR level of an individual word or group of words identifying the CEFR levels of all the members of a word family in order to decide which items may be worth learning identifying unknown members of word families in order to extend a learner's vocabulary How can the WFF be searched? 1 For horizontal searches to look for a particular word or item, type the term you are looking for in the search box: Then click the Start box: 2 For vertical searches to find all the items at one or more CEFR levels, tick ( ) all the CEFR levels you want: How large is the WFF? 1.
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